Afternoon News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on November 18, 2020
Till November 29th Batavia police will be participating in Buckle Up New York and Click it or ticket annual traffic safety initiatives. They will be on the lookout for anyone not wearing a seatbelt as on November 1st all persons in a moving vehicle are required by law to wear seatbelts or face a 50 dollar fine. This change comes after a law in August made it illegal for anyone over the age of 16 to not wear a seatbelt.
Winter high school sports that have been labeled ‘high risk’ have been pushed back to January 4th of 2021. This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout New York State. Those sports affected include basketball, hockey and wrestling. Low and moderate risk sports are still on schedule to begin November 30.
On Thursday from 4:30-6:30 the Batavia middle and John Kennedy Intermediate schools are hosting a COVID-friendly event for all Batavia City School District families at the Middle School on Ross Street. Families are invited to come and pick out gently-used and new winter clothing (including coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots) for members of their family.
Announcement from the Batavia police Advisory Collaboration Stakeholder Group: Because of the high COVID case count in Genesee county the group meeting on Thursday has been moved to a Zoom meeting.